Chelsea capped their Champions League group stage campaign with a 3-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Having already secured top spot in Group G prior to this victory, the Blues were ahead after just eight minutes when Cesc Fabregas converted from the penalty spot.
Andre Schurrle made it two shortly after before Jonathan Silva's second-half strike gave the visitors hope of earning a result. Nonetheless, Chelsea struck back within minutes with John Obi Mikel scoring to secure the points.
It was a rare occasion for the Nigerian, for whom this was his first ever Champions League goal. He converted his only opportunity of the match to round off an impressive display. He was defensively sound too, making four tackles and three clearances.
|Total Scoring Att||Scoring V Shooting Accuracy|
|John Obi Mikel||1||100%|
The Blues made good use of their home advantage, dominating possession as they completed a total 485 passes - Sporting managed 378. The home side also fashioned the greatest number of attempts at goal, five of which were on target.
|Possession (%)||Shots||Shots on Target|
As usual, Cesc Fabregas found himself at the centre of all things Chelsea. He accumulated more touches than any other player, while attempting the greatest number of passes; of which 82% were accurate. The Spaniard's contribution in the final third saw him fashion two key passes, while he managed one shot at goal.
With this victory Jose Mourinho's side have now scored more goals than any other club in Europe's elite competition this season - an impressive feat considering the attacking talent on show - while only Monaco and Real Madrid have conceded on fewer occasions.
Three of the Blues' goals have come from penalties this term; another competition best. The club have also been awarded more spot-kicks than any other team in Europe (4).